Police & Fire

December 31, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A major residential structure fire at 125 Summit Avenue has caused significant damage to the apartment building, displaced approximately a dozen families, and sent two individuals to Overlook Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. There are no reported injuries to first ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The body of a young woman was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex this week. Authorities are  investigating the discovery at  Greenbrook Gardens apartment complex off Rock Avenue and Route 22 where neighbors reported seeing the body of a young woman in the ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - First responders are on the scene of a two car crash in the area of New Providence Road and Bonnie Burn Road at 7:45 p.m. Monday evening, authorities said. Avoid the area.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fire broke out on the 900 block of West 3rd Street in Plainfield on Tuesday morning. The Breaking News Network reported that an exterior wind condition fed the fire. Plainfield Deputy Michael McCue told a resident that it was most likely an electrical fire.

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Open Letter to Plainfield (NJ) Mayor and Council Plainfield Students Communicate with Students in Kenya Via Skype AAA Dec 18 Survey shows Gas Prices Continue to Drop ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The fourth anniversary of an incident in which a Somerset County man was fatally shot in Plainfield is approaching, and investigators are continuing to seek information from members of the public in order to solve the crime. There have been no charges filed to date in connection ...

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EDISON, NJ - A fatal accident early Friday morning has snarled traffic on several highways in the township. At least three vehicles caught fire, and at least one death has been confirmed, after a multiple-vehicle crash near the merger of Route 440 and I-287, according to Breaking News Network ...

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Investigators are actively searching for a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that took place Wednesday afternoon in Linden, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said. The suspect, 23 year old, Shansey Abernathy has been charged with murder and two related weapons offenses in ...

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UPDATE: Per Police Director Carl Riley, at approximately 5:10 p.m. on Dec. 20, Nafis Chapmin was apprehended without incident in the City of Plainfield by one of the Patrol Sergeants and a Detective as a result of a tip regarding his whereabouts.  Riley said, "this was made possible by some members ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Councilman Barry Goode was charged with driving while intoxicated after refusing to provide a breath sample on Dec. 9, according to a Plainfield Police report. Plainfield Police were called to the 900 block of Melrose Place on that Saturday evening to investigate a ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ--Investigators are asking for assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for the alleged luring and sexual assault of a teenager in Elizabeth last week. On Thursday, December 7, the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit received a referral from the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ- Injuries are reported following a two-car crash on the Garden State Parkway near exit 137, according to Trooper Gene Hong of the New Jersey State Police. The accident occurred at 1:35 p.m. According to the Breaking News Network, the vehicles went into the woods after colliding, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Janet Dillon, who has led efforts to find Billy Hannam, a 2008 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, reports that he has been found.  Hannam had been missing since Friday, Dec.1. Dillon, with whom Hannam lives in Plainfield, posted on Facebook today. Billy has ...

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UNION, NJ – No hazardous material was involved in the freight train derailment Friday afternoon in Union. “There’s severe damage to the tracks,” said Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio at a press conference Friday evening.  “There’s multiple piles of cars at different locations up and down the span of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Police Chief Anthony Buccelli, Jr. has provided a statement in response to Monday's recount of a "questionable" traffic stop by Officer Guerreiro at a borough council meeting by a former out-of-state trooper. The former trooper addressed the Mayor and Council claiming the stop ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in their investigation into a possible abduction in the city Tuesday night. According to an alert issued by both agencies, Shanaya Coley, 24, Paterson, was injured and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Friends of Billy Hannam, a 2008 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, have taken to social media in efforts to find him.  According to a Facebook post by Janet Dillon of Plainfield, Hannam has been missing for four days. Ms. Dillon, who described him as her ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A two-vehicle crash on St. George's Avenue early Friday morning killed one and hospitalized another.  Linden police have confirmed that 44-year-old Linden resident Sayoko Rosello died in the Friday morning crash. The second victim, a 54-year-old man, remains in critical condition at ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography ...

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A two-vehicle crash on St. George Ave early Friday morning killed one dead and hospitalized another.  Linden Police have confirmed that one 44-year old female victim was air lifted to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Rahway where she was pronounced deceased. The second victim, a 54 year-old man was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Three suspects believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of a New Brunswick man have been indicted by a grand jury​. The three suspects, Michael Martin, 26, and Rayshawn Riddick, 31, both of Newark, and Diana Williams, 26 of New Brunswick, each face a five-count ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A former instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield over the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Wednesday. Jorge Rodriguez, 34, formerly of ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield Fire Chief Frank Tidwell wrote a Facebook post on Tuesday, Nov. 28 stating, "Keep me in your prayers. Facing 6 month suspension or demotion. Please no Sympathy just Prayers." Chief Tidwell did not have a comment for TAPinto Plainfield at this time. Corporation ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - A Millburn family was confronted by two gunmen in the early hours of Monday as they returned to their home on Addison Drive. At approximately 1:51 a.m. the family was unpacking their vehicle when two men, described as black males with hooded sweatshirts and partially hidden faces, ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Aha Moment: Overlook Staff Develops New Insulin Management Device as Healthcare System Empowers Caregivers to Innovate Plainfield Resident at Pingry Performs in School ...

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UPDATE:  A GoFundMe page has been created.  If you would like to help, you can do so HERE. PLAINFIELD, NJ - A call came in at 10:00 p.m. on Friday evening about a fire on Denmark Road in the Netherwood Heights section of Plainfield.   One person was home asleep, but was able to escape ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – The body of a man found in a bathroom at the Walmart store here was that of a store employee, Raritan Township Police Captain Kevin Donovan said Tuesday. The man had a medical issue, Donovan said, and appears to have died from natural causes. The man had been working in the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ--Elizabeth police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous man wanted on multiple arrest warrants and according to officials all of the warrants are for violent crimes. Police have identified the man as William Valentin, 42, Valentin is of Puerto Rican ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division invites you to join officers for Coffee with a Cop this Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Gumbo House & Grill. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, a tasty pastry, and join the conversation.  This informal event will take place from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Here's a look at what's on TAP this week in and around the city.  Read on to learn more about upcoming Plainfield, NJ news and events.  It's going to be a busy week! Also, be sure to check out our EVENTS calendar page.  New events and activities are always being added, and you, ...

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